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Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
As the temperature continues to
get warmer, look for more people riding bicycles. Some people use bikes as a
means of transportation or a recreation choice. And it's during this time of
year that accidents with cars and bikes increase.
David Moorhead's father was killed in 2011 by a drive who,
Moorhead said was texting and driving.
In an effort to pay tribute to his father, Moorhead got help from
Mid City Bike store located on Government St, to build a "Ghost" bike. A bike
that is a roadside memorial, painted white, that's place in spot a cyclist was
killed. Moorhead believes it will send a message to others.
"It would let everybody know going down that high way, you need to
look out for bicyclist this is a state high way and you need to be careful,"
Mike Chultz of Baton Rouge EMS said there are a few things you can
do to protect yourself when biking, like wearing bright colors or putting on a
Anything that can protect bike riders is important to Travis Hans
who is the owner of Mid City Bikes. He painfully remembers how he lost
someone who was hit by a car.
"I went through a lot when my friend was killed a few years ago so
that's just something sort of separate now. He was my roommate and employee
here so it really hit home a lot, it was a big deal for us," said Hans.
Now what hits home for one person molds, welds, and connects
another person together by metal and a set of wheels.